Memories Last Forever Layout
Halloween ATC Box
By Sue Smyth
Today I am sharing a fairytale layout. As
children we went to a lot of fancy dress parties, in this one
I am little boo peep and my sister and brother are Jack and Jill.
Mum was a master at making gorgeous costumes and more
times than not we would win a prize.
To alter the feather, I have simply sprayed it matt black with
spray paint. Then I use a white paint pen to add splots and lines.
This is one of my favourite ways to alter a feather and I have used it
again in the Halloween box below.
I love the little red shoes on my sister and wanted to highlight the
colour in the banner and flowers.
To alter the balloon, I have dry brushed with gesso,several coats have
given me a great surface to paint on and draw with
a thin black pen.
The banner is coloured with aged mahogany stain, then
cover with Dimensional magic, and sprinkle with a
little white glitter.
The bracket at the top of photo is embossed with
aged silver embossing powder.
Here I have used the negative of the chipboard as a stencil.
I have sprayed a spray ink over the chip to create
the running children figures.
Ah now my favourite way to alter chipboard, dry brush
with gesso, when dry,
cover with dimensional magic
and sprinkle with micro beads.
Cover with gesso again, when dry for a dimpled cloud look.
Something Wicked this way comes
I love Halloween and this year I have make a decoration from Graphic 45 ATC box.
My vision for this, was kind of a Pandora's box, if it was open
what would it look like if hell burst out lol?
I found a small skeleton last year and painted this white.
I have added a pair of wings and a winged heart to
I have used Steampunk Spells as my paper and used some
of the panels for elements in the box.
Both "by the pricking of my thumbs
something wicked this way comes" and
"Double double toil and trouble
Fire burn and cauldron bubble
are two of my favourite quotes
from Shakespeares Macbeth and
so suitable for Halloween
The thready cobwebs are tendrils of glue gun, they
can be terrible with the left over strings, so
I used it to my advantage here.
All of the chipboard I have sprayed with matt black
Somethings like the flourishes I have
rubbed dark green inka gold into the spray paint.
The matt surface soaks up the rub and the contrast of
dull and shine is awesome.
I have also added a few gold embossed pieces.
add a few bats on coiled wires some feathers, cogs and a
hand made grave stone, and I hope to have captured
wicked wishes this